chit

1 [chit]
noun
1.
a signed note for money owed for food, drink, etc.
2.
any receipt, voucher, or similar document, especially of an informal nature.
3.
Chiefly British. a note; short memorandum.

Origin:
1775–85; short for chitty < Hindi chiṭṭī

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chit

2 [chit]
noun
a child or young person, especially a pert girl.

Origin:
1350–1400; for sense of “the young of an animal”; 1615–25 for current sense; Middle English; perhaps akin to kitten or kid

chit

3 [chit]
noun Hinduism.
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chit1 (tʃɪt)
 
n
1.  a voucher for a sum of money owed, esp for food or drink
2.  chiefly (Brit) Also called: chitty
 a.  a note or memorandum
 b.  a requisition or receipt
 
[C18: from earlier chitty, from Hindi cittha note, from Sanskrit citra brightly-coloured]

chit2 (tʃɪt)
 
n
facetious, derogatory or a pert, impudent, or self-confident girl or child: a young chit of a thing
 
[C14 (in the sense: young of an animal, kitten): of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

chit
"note," 1776, from Mahrati (Hindi) chitthi "letter, note," from Skt. chitra-s "distinctively marked."

chit
"small child," c.1624, originally "young of a beast" (1382); unrelated to chit (1), perhaps connected to kitten.
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chit definition

[tʃɪt]
  1. n.
    a bill or tabulation of charges that one signs rather than paying. : I don't have any cash. Can I sign a chit for it?
  2. n.
    a check. : She wrote out a chit for the balance due.
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Example sentences
Using education as a chit in his misguided political bargaining strategy is
  reprehensible.
Now, it seems to me that bar talk should be dealt with as chit chat, which it
  is.
No chit chat with coworkers when a customer is around.
And it doesn't have any chit-chat or jingles or adverts.
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